Can Congress get its swagger back?
January 21, 2016 According to the Constitution, the legislature is the first and most powerful branch of government. And yet, many believe — on the left and the right — that the institution has atrophied. more »»
China’s flawed ascent
January 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — China produces an astonishing number of astonishing numbers, including this: In the 20th century, America made automobiles mass-consumption items, requiring prodigious road building. more »»
Disagree with kicking the can again
November 2, 2015 Obviously, it would be better for all involved if Rep. Paul Ryan takes office as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives with the cleanest slate possible before him. Ryan, R-Wi. more »»
November 2, 2015 This Halloween, what do you fear? I fear fear itself because when we are afraid, we willingly give away our freedom. more »»
Why is no one held accountable?
November 1, 2015 Look under “accountability” in the dictionary and who knows whose pictures you may see? What will not accompany the text is a portrayal of a federal bureaucrat. more »»
November 1, 2015 Hillary Clinton told a mixed audience, “I mean, if we’re honest, for a lot of well-meaning, open-minded white people, the sight of a young black man in a hoodie still evokes a twinge of fear. more »»
Is the pope toying with heresy?
November 1, 2015 Are Catholic truths immutable? Or can they change with the changing times? This is the deeper question behind the issues that convulsed the three-week synod on the family of the 250 Catholic... more »»
Hillary’s ‘victory lap’ of lies
November 1, 2015 To hear the media tell it, Hillary Clinton came to Capitol Hill as a bullfighter and easily killed the angry bulls of the House Benghazi committee. more »»
Adults the bottom line on safety
October 31, 2015 Youngsters decked out as everything from princesses to zombies will be ringing doorbells throughout the our area during the next few evenings, primed to yell “trick or treat” when someone opens the... more »»
The political reality of fantasy sports
October 31, 2015 WASHINGTON — Americans have been betting on sports since the first time a Puritan pilgrim boasted that his horse was the fastest in Massachusetts Bay Colony and another said, “Wanna bet?” But... more »»
Separate wheat from chaff
October 30, 2015 The tried-and-failed liberal approach of throwing money at the nation’s challenges has never worked — and never will. more »»